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Poster: Tom Gally Date: Dec 18, 2012 4:03pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Upside-down scans of Japanese books

Many thanks for the reply.

> Should the first file too have lr page progression?

If "lr" means that the pages are turned from left to right (that is, the opposite of books in English), then yes. (Japanese books with vertical writing nearly always have pages that turn in that direction.)

The first file was unavailable for viewing yesterday, presumably because it was being fixed. I see now that part of it is right-side up in the online viewer while part is still upside down. In the following two-page spread, the left-hand page is right-side up and the right-hand page is upside down. All subsequent pages in each direction seem to have the same orientation.

http://archive.org/stream/irohabikimoncho03tana#page/n16/mode/2up

The second file, "Leathers of old Japan," is still upside down.

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Poster: aibek Date: Dec 18, 2012 6:41pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Upside-down scans of Japanese books

Hello

‘lr’ page progression means that the left page comes before the right page in the pagination. English has lr page progression, Arabic has rl page progression.

So, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that Japanese books with vertical characters have rl page progression. That is, the page progression of the book as recorded by IA is fine.

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Poster: japanharold Date: Feb 2, 2013 1:35pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Upside-down scans of Japanese books

I've looked at these books on my iPad and don't see a problem. The books read from right to left as they naturally would and aren't upside down on my device. The books seem to be in good condition considering their age, and, in my opinion, the scans were done very well. Perhaps they have been changed since you posted in December?

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Poster: aibek Date: Feb 2, 2013 7:37pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Upside-down scans of Japanese books

yes, they were changed after Mr Gally notified of the error.

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